With heavy rains throughout Gujarat, the situation is only getting worse. India Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in the state until at least July 15 and placed many regions on high alert for overflowing rivers and flood-like situations. Today, Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas. There have been flood-like situations, especially in the areas of Central and South Gujarat. He also visited Bodeli, Rajpipla, Navsari, and Chhota Udepur areas, which are adversely affected by the heavy downpours.
Furthermore, CM Patel also met with the people in affected areas of Bodeli and interacted with them in order to get the reality of the damage. He also talked with the local officials and got details about the rescue and relief work carried out by the administration and the arrangement of shelters.
Rajendra Trivedi today briefed the media at a review meeting held at the State Emergency Operations Center, Gandhinagar He said that the administration is fully equipped to deal with the rainfall situation in the state and that CM Patel is constantly reviewing the situation. “Out of the state’s eight districts, three—Bharuch, Chhotaudepur, and Narmada—have come out of the red alert zone. While Surat, Tapi, Navsari, Dang, and Valsad are the five districts that are still on red alert. While the entire administration is taking extra care, it is ideal that the citizens do as well,” he said.
The minister provided more information, stating that 27,896 civilians have already been relocated to safer areas within the state. Of those, 9671 people have returned home after the water receded, while 18,225 people are still staying in shelters. For all of them, arrangements have been made, including meals, and proper grooming has been carried out.